Welcome to DoughMain Education Foundation
Let's prepare today's students for a lifetime of financial responsibility through engaging programs delivered to schools & homes!
All Students Deserve Access to Quality Financial Education Materials
At DMEF our goal is to build financial literacy in students and prepare them for a lifetime of financial responsibility through fun, multi-sensory programs delivered directly to schools and homes. Our interactive tools and games engage students while they learn. Using the DMEF program, teachers can help ensure financial independence and success for young adults. By developing effective financial literacy skills in students, we can empower young adults to take control of their lives.
With the emergence of core financial education standards, many resource-challenged school districts across the socio-economic spectrum struggle with the implementation of those standards. DMEF will continue to work directly with curriculum leaders from various school districts to refine the materials, enhance the content and modify the curriculum. Our goal is to ensure that the curriculum is appropriate for all schools including inner city, suburban, and rural environments.
Financial literacy among Americans is dismal and the trend shows deterioration in literacy levels over the last 4 years. Whether at school or in the home, children are not receiving the instruction they need to make healthy financial decisions, let alone understand the basic tenets to be financially responsible members of society.
According to a 2014 study by JumpStart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, 95% of high school seniors and 75% of graduating college students in the United States are financially illiterate. While many states have recently instituted financial literacy standards to help address the growing problem, schools lack quality resources to implement those standards effectively. Additionally, the Council for Economic Education discovered that less than 20% of teachers reported feeling competent to teach personal finance topics. These staggering statistics (among others) are exactly the reason why DoughMain Education Foundation (DMEF) was founded.
DMEF believes that systemic change needs to occur within government, educational and social structures to drive the advancement, use, review and evaluation of financial literacy requirements which are in turn supported by comprehensive and effective curricula - curricula that is appropriate to students and the communities in which they live, and that is evaluated to assure that objectives and results are achieved.
DoughMain Education Foundation strives to close the financial literacy gap in our country and build stronger communities -- one student, one classroom, and one school district at a time.